I just noticed, after taking the bindings off the board, that I pulled the inserts out of the board. The board is cracked all the way around the edges of the binding base....Yeah, It was one of the hardest falls I've ever taken. I still like the bindings and I may try lacing them up a bit looser, but I like having the support over the top of my foot. I wonder how it would work if I broke the laces up into two sections for the upper and lower part of the boot. About the baseplates being strong....I agree. I've never pulled the inserts out of a board before.
Mike...It's cool seeing you cruise these sites. I really want to get out to your camp sometime. You're killin it pretty solid lately. It's good to see you getting the coverage you deserve.